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Calgary police lay charges in 2015 Monterey Park shooting death

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WATCH ABOVE: Video provided to Global News from the Calgary Police Service shows the moments gunshots were heard in Monterey Park, where Hussein Merhi was shot and died – Jul 3, 2019

Calgary police have laid charges in a brazen daytime shooting in the community of Monterey Park almost four years ago that left one man dead.

The shooting happened in an alley in the 100 block of Del Ray Road N.E. at around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 — and killed 26-year-old Hussein Merhi.

Photo of homicide victim Hussein Merhi. Global News

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On Wednesday, police announced 26-year-old Joseph Trieu had been charged with one count of accessory to murder after the fact.

The charge is related to a dark-coloured SUV seen leaving the area after the shooting. The Calgary Police Service said the SUV was found at Trieu’s parent’s house in northwest Calgary.

2000-2006 dark coloured Ford Escape or similar type SUV. Was seen fleeing the scene of a homicide in the 100 block of Del Ray Road N.E. December 13, 2015. Calgary Police Service

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“Trieu was reported to have put the SUV in his parents’ garage approximately 11 hours following the murder,” CPS explained in a news release.

Police have also issued a warrant for the arrest of a second man, 23-year-old Kier Bryan Granado, who is wanted for first-degree murder.

A warrant has been issued for Kier Bryan Granado, 23, of Calgary, for the first-degree murder of 26-year-old Hussein Merhi. Calgary Police Service handout

Police said Granado and the victim were known to each other, and that the shooting is believed to be a targeted attack.

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Investigators think Grando may be living in Edmonton, and are hoping the public will help officers locate him.

Police also believe there is at least one additional suspect involved in the shooting, and are re-releasing a re-enactment of the homicide in hopes of generating tips to assist in this ongoing investigation.

WATCH: Calgary police have released a re-enactment of a 2015 homicide that left Hussein Merhi dead.

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Calgary police release re-enactment of 2015 homicide – Jul 3, 2019

A second video obtained from a residence located near the location of the shooting is also being released.

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Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by through Crime Stoppers.

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Calgary police investigate a shooting in Monterey Park Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.
Calgary police investigate a shooting in Monterey Park Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Lisa MacGregor, Global News

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